Wikis, Web conferencing, and the like won’t help people work together if the corporate culture is internally competitive and hierarchical.
By Evan Rosen
Why should any organization adopt collaboration? There’s only one reason—value creation. After all, if we’re not creating value, what’s the point? With a growing consciousness for collaboration, many companies are investing in collaboration tools and technologies. These range from enterprise instant messaging and unified communications, wikis, and enterprise social media to virtual worlds, Web conferencing, and telepresence. (more…)
Written by Ken Kinlock
Recently I have been seeing what my almost thirty years of EDI experience has prepared me for. Working with a private corporation that operates with an almost virtual national headquarters, I have been challenged with a wide variety of assignments. The skill that got me into this was a good rapport with the senior manager of the corporation (an LLC). I attribute my acquiring this skill because an EDI person is constantly working with both business managers and technical managers.
The first skill the senior manager challenged me with was what he refers to as “mapping”. He knew that EDI included “something” called mapping, so he requested me to “map” his warehouse network, supply network and customer network. Guess it is easy to get confused with mapping, it is both a noun and a verb and gets big coverage in any dictionary. Anyway, his version of mapping was a “walk in the park” for me. I used the same analytical approach that I would use to create an EDI document. (more…)
Come get your hot sauce!
SEEBURGER will be on hand at SAPPHIRE NOW 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center May 16 – 19, located at Booth #606, and will have representatives on hand to answer any questions you may have regarding trading partner enablement, business integration, SAP B2B adapters and how SEEBURGER extends the core functionality of SAP NetWeaver.
Stop by Booth #606 to schedule time with one of our integration experts and pick up some of our famous hot sauce and enter to win a Kindle 2. (more…)
Project Has Increased Automation, Improved Tile Manufacturer’s Cash Flow
ATLANTA, GA, May 11, 2010 — SEEBURGER Inc. announced today that tile manufacturer Florim USA has replaced its legacy EDI system with SEEBURGER business-to-business integration technology to streamline order-related message exchange with key customers. Benefits for the 250-employee company include an 85% increase in user productivity, elimination of $6,000 a year in VAN fees through use of AS2 communication, improved cash flow achieved through more timely invoicing, fewer data errors, and time-saving integration with Florim’s SAP NetWeaver Exchange Infrastructure (SAP NetWeaver XI) platform. (more…)
Supply Chain and Top-Line Growth: Building a Better Business Case
The economy is turning back to growth, and business is ready to crawl out of its cave. New data from AMR Research’s fifth annual product lifecycle management (PLM) for apparel study shows an abrupt turn in the number of companies that have put their projects back on track: In 2009, 56% were on hold, but now only 35% are. The top benefit these projects promise isn’t cost control, but faster time to market. In fact, 60% of companies chose this as their No. 1 goal versus only 18% that chose lower product costs.
Next Generation Supply Chain Strategies:
Enabling Trading Communities for Demand Supply Networks
Sign up for the webinar here
April 21, 2010, 2:00-3:00 ET.
In today’s cost-constrained business climate, it has become difficult for companies to stay informed and in control of every stage of their supply chains, as the responsibility had been spread throughout the network. B2B integration and collaboration with trading partners is an area of great interest for companies trying to manage their Demand-Supply Networks.
New SEEBURGER eKanban Asset Management Integrates RFID, ERP & EDI
1st End-to-End Solution for Automated Parts Consumption Tracking & Replenishment Includes Real-Time Demand Balancing by Production Plan, Forecast & Lead Time
ATLANTA, GA, April 20, 2010 — SEEBURGER Inc. today announced SEEBURGER eKanban Asset Management, an end-to-end electronic kanban solution that enables fully automated replenishment of parts inventory based on consumption as well as ERP production planning. The solution is the first to integrate hands-free RFID-based consumption monitoring, ERP calculation of reorder quantities based on production needs, and EDI/B2B message exchange to trigger both production line and vendor inventory replenishment without manual intervention.
CASE STUDY: Florim USA: Utilizing SAP NetWeaver for Greater Supply Chain Efficiency
Join the web cast here
Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Time: 2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT
Duration: 60 minutes (including Q&A)
Hosted by SAPinsider, sponsored by SEEBURGER, Inc.
Supply Chain Collaboration 2010: Buy, Sell or Hold?
Is there really any more vexing topic than supply chain collaboration? Every couple of years, I write a column on this subject, and my own views continue to shift – though this year, I have some new clarity.
I will admit to being a bit of a cynic. There is simply too much blah, blah, blah in the discussion of collaboration, from my view.
GlassHouse Technologies Brings Cutting-Edge Security and Storage Solutions to Symantec Vision 2010
Legacy Migration News:
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., Apr 07, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) — GlassHouse Technologies, today announced that its expert consultants are inviting Symantec Vision 2010 attendees to join them at booth 21 for in-depth discussions on new advancements and approaches in backup, migration and archiving. At the show, GlassHouse will unveil its line of EVTools software and services. GlassHouse will also showcase proven strategies to help organizations implement secure, low-cost and more maintainable approaches to large information management projects.